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RATINGS: 903   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
Number Fore - Brewed with all malted barley and peat malt (smoked malt). This beer is full bodied with chocolate, roasted barley flavors, and a smokey almost BBQ finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - FEB 12, 2008
12oz from EithCubes - thanks, Mike! Man, these guys at Dark Horse know what theyíre doing. This is the last of the initial quartet Iíve sampled and Iíd rate it on a par with the others. That is to say, itís a distinctive, earthy brew thatís very satisfying and awesomely drinkable. Thick dark pour, very handsome, with minimal head. The barley malts are immediately prominent in the nose, and they are satisfying. But boy, those peat malts give this one a quirky character that contrasts vividly - and tastily! - with the chocolate qualities. Good stuff, guys!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
CP (124) - USA - FEB 10, 2008
This was a strange brew for me as I havenít had a smoked beer before. I got the smoke immediately on the aroma and the taste. It has had a charcoal aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
adrian910ss (2565) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 5, 2008
Pours a thick oily pitch black with a small light brown head. Aroma of roasted malts, smoke, barley and liquid smoke. Taste of roasted malts, dark chocolate, barley and liquid smoke. Very smoky in both aroma and taste, but in a pleasant way. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
StFun (567) - Indiana, USA - FEB 5, 2008
UPDATED: FEB 6, 2008 Weakest of the new DH stouts thus far. The taste is fine, but the smoke is really really light for this one. Almost an intro smoke stout, I really wanted more out of it. The smoke is present slightly in the aroma, and almost none in the flavor. This seems to be what they were going for, but, Iíll skip this one next time. Still, a solid offeringREALLY loving the DH Stout line up so far though! Canít wait for 5!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SQNfan (591) - Wheaton, Illinois, USA - JAN 29, 2008
Deep brown/black in color with a very thin brown head that fades away almost immediately. The aromas were of smoke, chocolate and creme. In the mouth there were flavors of cream, milk, chocolate and a mineralistic hoppy finish. The palate is smooth and finishes with a dry/hoppy edge.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JAN 14, 2008
Dark viscous pour with thin brown head. Slight spotty lacing with nice roast and smoke aroma. Chocolate, coffee, smoked malts, and hops. Full bodied with light carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JAN 5, 2008
Pours inky black with a mostly receding foamy mocha head. Aroma of chocolate, smoky roast, and light notes of Guatemalan coffee. Taste is chocolate, sweet roast, light smoke and coffee. Mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with smooth carbonation. Very similar to the Dark Horse Oatmeal and Tres stouts, which are also quite excellent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BuckeyeBoy (6150) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 29, 2007
12oz Bottle pours out a great black topped with a very small tan head. A great aroma of sweet chocolate and great roast malt. Tast of a light smoke. More sweet and bitter coffee than smoke. Pretty good overall. And gets better as it warms up Thanks Secret Santa.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 22, 2007
bottle......pours like the others in the stout series. almost black with a medium brown head....weak nose of chocolate and roast with very little smoke characteristics....tastes similar to too with just an added sense of smoke which i thought would have been more prevalent.....out of the four, i enjoyed tres the most and this one the least of them all.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wmubronco1992 (700) - Coldwater, Michigan, USA - DEC 21, 2007
UPDATED: APR 13, 2008 Bottle - Pours pitch black with a tiny brown head that disappears quickly. Nice roasted coffee flavor. Little carbonation. Only dissapointment is that the mouthfeel is almost too smooth. It needs a legacy, something to remember is by. However overall a very nice beer. The tiny Darkhorse brewery always impresses.

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